NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A ceremony was held in Central Park on Monday in honor of Women’s History Month.

The observance was held at the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument, which was unveiled in August 2020.

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The monument features figures of Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Their work and the struggles they and other women overcame were celebrated.

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“My hero is Ida B. Wells. She was a no nonsense woman. She went in the face of everybody to say we’re not going to be second class citizens,” said Savona Bailey-McClain from the West Harlem Art Fund.

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The Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument was the first to be added to Central Park since 1965.

CBSNewYork Team